Politicians Inciting Ga Chieftaincy Crisis – Nii Boi Abbey
The spokesperson of the late Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Tawiah III, Nii Boi Abbey has accused politicians of fanning the festering chieftaincy dispute in the Ga state.
There have been separate claimants to the stool since the death of Ga Mantse Boni Nii Amugi II in 2004.
They include Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, Nii Tackie Oblie II, Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru, Ayittey Canada (now deceased) and Dr Kelvin Tackie Abia. The reign of Nii Tackie Tawiah III from 2006 until his death in 2012, was also contested.
Speaking to Moro Awudu on Class91.3MF’s Executive Breakfast Show on Tuesday, 31 October, Nii Boi Abbey said: “…Right now as I speak, [it is] people who have parochial interest, who are seeking to take positions where they don’t belong – square pegs in round holes – that have brought the Ga state to its knees obviously with unseen hands.”
“Politicians are part of our problems … because most of the Ga people – and with all humility I say this but it is factual – …have entertained the politicians too much. Some of the people don’t want to work so they are quick to [run to politicians because it’s an easier way to make money]. People are interested in selling lands … which has actually brought the menace of land guardism into our system,” he said.